Regarded as one of the founding fathers of Australian wine, John Riddoch was the first to see the potential in the rich terra rossa soil of Coonawarra on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. More than 125 years since John planted his first vines, the award-winning wines that bear his name are grown in that same region, providing consistent fruit quality and a distinctive flavour.
With a long, cool ripening season (a climate similar to that of Bordeaux) and a strip of bright red soil on a bed of gravelly, free-draining limestone, the vineyards of Coonawarra are famously ideal for producing Cabernet Sauvignon. Riddoch boasts award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Riesling, with great structure and rich flavours.
So many decades after John first explored the region, Riddoch has another Australian wine name at the helm, in Matthew Reimann. With over four decades of winemaking experience and hundreds of wine show medals for his work around the country, Matthew is passionately involved in all stages of the process, and proud to follow in the footsteps of a true pioneer.